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Solomon Northup - Author

About the Author

Solomon Northup was a free man kidnapped into slavery in Washington, D.C. in 1841. Shortly after his escape, he published his memoirs to great acclaim and brought legal action against his abductors, though they were never prosecuted. The details of his life thereafter are unknown, but he is believed to have died in Glen Falls, New York, around 1863.

Featured books by Solomon Northup

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2013

This is an official tie-in edition of this eloquent and powerful memoir, to accompany Steve McQueen's major new film starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Quvenzhane Wallis.     Solomon Northup is a free man, living in New York. Then he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Drugged, beaten, given a new name and transported away from his wife and children to a Louisiana cotton plantation, Solomon will die if he reveals his true identity. This is the searing true story of his twelve years as a slave: the endless brutality, daily humiliations and constant fear, but also the small ways in which he and his fellow men try to survive. Twelve Years a Slave is a unique, unflinching record of slavery from the inside, and the incredible account of one man whose life was ripped from him - and who fought to get it back. A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's many thousands gone who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation . (Saturday Review). I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank's diary, only published nearly a hundred years before . (Steve McQueen). Solomon Northup was a free man kidnapped into slavery in Washington, D.C. in 1841. Shortly after his escape, he published his memoirs to great acclaim and brought legal action against his abductors, though they were never prosecuted. The details of his life thereafter are unknown, but he is believed to have died in Glen Falls, New York, around 1863.

Other books by Solomon Northup

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2018

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2018

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2018

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Solomon Northup was born a free man but was kidnapped and sold into slavery.Northup was a slave for 12 years in Louisiana before he was rescued.The narrative Northup wrote on his experience is one of the most famous accounts of slavery.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.Twelve Years a Slave, told by Solomon Northup, is the most famous slave narrative.Northup was born a free man in the state of New York but was tricked into going to Washington D.C. where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana.Northup was a slave for twelve years before his family helped secure his release.This important memoir was turned into an Oscar-winning film in 2013.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup, Eric Ashley Hairston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2018

Originally published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave is a haunting portrayal of stolen freedom and brutal life on the sugar and cotton plantations of the Deep South. Landowner, carpenter, and skilled violinist Solomon Northup is living comfortably with his wife and children in Saratoga, New York, when two circus promoters offer him work as a traveling musician. They then drug and kidnap him, and Northup is sold into slavery and transported to Louisiana, spending twelve grueling years in captivity, at the whim of several ruthless slave owners. With its gripping and horrendous accounts of slave life in the Deep South, Solomon Northup's seminal memoir is now available as an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2017

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was sold into slavery. He spent the next 12 years working as a carpenter, driver, and cotton picker. This narrative reveals how Northup survived the harsh conditions of slavery, including smallpox, lashings, and an attempted hanging. Solomon Northup was among a select few who were freed from slavery. His account describes the daily life of slaves in Louisiana, their diet and living conditions, the relationship between master and slave, and how slave catchers used to recapture runaways. Northup's first person account published in 1853, was a dramatic story in the national debate over slavery that took place in the nine years leading up to the start of the American Civil War.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 2:: Twelve Years a Slave Graded readers for secondary and adult learners

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 2:: Twelve Years a Slave Graded readers for secondary and adult learners

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more. Written for secondary and adult students the Oxford Bookworms Library has seven reading levels from A1-C1 of the CEFR.

Voices of Freedom

Voices of Freedom

Author: Solomon Northup, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Sojourner Truth Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2017

Four of the most important and enduring American slave narratives together in one volume. Until slavery was abolished in 1865, millions of men, women, and children toiled under a system that stripped them of their freedom and their humanity. Much has been written about this shameful era of American history, but few books speak with as much power as the narratives written by those who experienced slavery firsthand. The basis for the film of the same name, Twelve Years a Slave is Solomon Northup's heartrending chronicle of injustice and brutality. Northup was born and raised a freeman in New York Stateuntil he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. Before returning to his family and freedom, he suffered smallpox, the overseer's lash, and an attempted lynching. Perhaps the most famous of all slave chronicles, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass immediately struck a chord with readers when it was first released in 1855. After escaping to freedom, Douglass became a well-known orator and abolitionist, drawing on his own experiences to condemn the evils of slavery. One of the few female slave narratives, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was originally published under a pseudonym by Harriet Jacobs. After she escaped to freedom in North Carolina, where she became an abolitionist, Jacobs described the particular suffering of female slaves, including sexual harassment and abuse. Published in 1850, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is Truth's landmark memoir of her life as a slave in upstate New York and her transformation into a pioneer for racial equality and women's rights. These narratives serve as a timeless testament to the strength and bravery, and as a voice to the millions of people enslaved in this dark period of American history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Twelve Years a Slave (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Cronos Classics)

Twelve Years a Slave (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Cronos Classics)

Author: Solomon Northup, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2017

This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. The basis for the Academy Awardwinning movie! "e;A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation."e; - Saturday Review Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity. As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the "e;peculiar institution"e; during the three decades before the Civil War. Moreover, Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced 30 years of freedom and dignity in the United States before his capture, and as a slave, reduced to total bondage and submission. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history. Published in 1853, Northup's book found a ready audience and almost immediately became a bestseller. Aside from its vivid depiction of the detention, transportation, and sale of slaves, Twelve Years a Slave is admired for its classic accounts of cotton and sugar production, its uncannily precise recall of people, times, and places, and the compelling details that re-create the daily routine of slaves in the Gulf South.

Twelve Years a Slave (Phoenix Classics)

Twelve Years a Slave (Phoenix Classics)

Author: Solomon Northup, Phoenix Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2017

Phoenix Classics Classics is the reference in classical works. All our works are of good quality and contain an active table of contents (HTML), which will make it easier for you to read. The basis for the Academy Awardwinning movie! "e;A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation."e; - Saturday Review Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity. As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the "e;peculiar institution"e; during the three decades before the Civil War. Moreover, Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced 30 years of freedom and dignity in the United States before his capture, and as a slave, reduced to total bondage and submission. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history. Published in 1853, Northup's book found a ready audience and almost immediately became a bestseller. Aside from its vivid depiction of the detention, transportation, and sale of slaves, Twelve Years a Slave is admired for its classic accounts of cotton and sugar production, its uncannily precise recall of people, times, and places, and the compelling details that re-create the daily routine of slaves in the Gulf South.

Twelve Years a Slave (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics)

Twelve Years a Slave (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics)

Author: Solomon Northup, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2017

This collection contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. The basis for the Academy Awardwinning movie! "e;A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation."e; - Saturday Review Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity. As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the "e;peculiar institution"e; during the three decades before the Civil War. Moreover, Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced 30 years of freedom and dignity in the United States before his capture, and as a slave, reduced to total bondage and submission. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history. Published in 1853, Northup's book found a ready audience and almost immediately became a bestseller. Aside from its vivid depiction of the detention, transportation, and sale of slaves, Twelve Years a Slave is admired for its classic accounts of cotton and sugar production, its uncannily precise recall of people, times, and places, and the compelling details that re-create the daily routine of slaves in the Gulf South.

Twelve Years a Slave (+Bonus Content) [ILLUSTRATED]

Twelve Years a Slave (+Bonus Content) [ILLUSTRATED]

Author: Solomon Northup, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2017

The harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed filmThe son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. In the spring of 1841, he was offered a job: a short-term, lucrative engagement as a violinist in a traveling circus. It was a trap. In Washington, DC, Northup was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years on plantations in Louisiana, enduring backbreaking labor, unimaginable violence, and inhumane treatment at the hands of cruel masters, until a kind stranger helped to win his release. His account of those years is a shocking, unforgettable portrait of America's most insidious historical institution as told by a man who experienced it firsthand. Published shortly after Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist classic Uncle Tom's Cabin, Northup's memoir became a bestseller in 1853. With its eloquent depiction of life before and after bondage, Twelve Years a Slave was a unique and effective entry into the national debate over slavery. Rediscovered in the 1960s and now the inspiration for a major motion picture, Northup's poignant narrative gives readers an invaluable glimpse into a shameful chapter of American history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2017

The harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed filmThe son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. In the spring of 1841, he was offered a job: a short-term, lucrative engagement as a violinist in a traveling circus. It was a trap. In Washington, DC, Northup was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years on plantations in Louisiana, enduring backbreaking labor, unimaginable violence, and inhumane treatment at the hands of cruel masters, until a kind stranger helped to win his release. His account of those years is a shocking, unforgettable portrait of America's most insidious historical institution as told by a man who experienced it firsthand. Published shortly after Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist classic Uncle Tom's Cabin, Northup's memoir became a bestseller in 1853. With its eloquent depiction of life before and after bondage, Twelve Years a Slave was a unique and effective entry into the national debate over slavery. Rediscovered in the 1960s and now the inspiration for a major motion picture, Northup's poignant narrative gives readers an invaluable glimpse into a shameful chapter of American history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Douze ANS Un Esclave

Douze ANS Un Esclave

Author: Solomon Northup, Sue Eakin, Dr Sue Eakin Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2017

Here is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York. He was kidnapped by unscrupulous slave hunters and sold into slavery where he, endured unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later. A powerful and riveting condemnation of American slavery.

Twelve Years a Slave (Chump Change Edition)

Twelve Years a Slave (Chump Change Edition)

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2017

Twelve Years a Slave (Chump Change Edition)

Twelve Years a Slave (Chump Change Edition)

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2017

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2017

Slave Narratives Collection (Golden Deer Classics)

Slave Narratives Collection (Golden Deer Classics)

The slave narrative is a type of literary work that is made up of the written accounts of enslaved Africans in Great Britain and its colonies, including the later United States, Canada, and Caribbean nations. This Golden Deer Classics anthology contains the following works: - The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano (1789)- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass (1845)- Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave by Sojourner Truth (1850)- Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (1853)- My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855)

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2017

12 Years a Slave is the harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom. This extraordinary text is the basis for the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2017

12 Years a Slave is the harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom. This extraordinary text is the basis for the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2017

Twelve Years a Slave is from Solomon's personal experience.He was originally a free black man living in New York, but later kidnapped and then began his slave life.The publication of this book has affected the Anti-slavery Movement in the United States and the modern history of the United States, being included in the textbooks of American history and the required bibliography of students. Another famous work titled Uncle Tom's Cabin and it are collectively called the immortal classics of pushing the process of the abolition.The place where Solomon Northup was sent was where Uncle Tom was imprisoned in the novel; Northup's description of the life and events there is surprisingly similar to the story in my novel.--Mrs. Stowe (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2016

This edition also includes: The illustrations printed in the original book; Contemporary sources (1853-62), among them newspaper accounts of Northup's kidnapping and ordeal and commentary by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Thomas W. MacMahon; A Genealogy of Secondary Sources (1880-2014) presents twenty-three voices spanning three centuries on the memoir's major themes. Contributors include George Washington Williams, Marion Wilson Starling, Kenneth Stampp, Robert B. Stepto, Trish Loughran and David Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, Jr., and Rachel Seligman, among others. The 2013 film adaptation-12 Years a Slave-is fully considered, with criticism and major reviews of the film as well as Henry Louis Gates's three interviews with its director, Steve McQueen. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Twelve Years a Slave (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Twelve Years a Slave (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2016

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

Twelve Years a Slave is the immensely popular memoir of Solomon Northup, a free-born African-American who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery. He toiled on plantations in Louisiana under the harshest of conditions until his release in 1853. The 2013 film was a runaway box office success, and picked up three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The original memoir, digitally reproduced here, makes for fascinating reading.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2016

This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, born a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the deep south. These are the true accounts of his twelve hard years as a slave. His extraordinary journey proves the resiliency of hope and the human spirit despite the most grueling and formidable of circumstances.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2016

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2015

Twelve years a slave - Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State-and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years-it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Twelve Years a Slave"e; (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Twelve Years a Slave is the immensely popular memoir of Solomon Northup, a free-born African-American who was kidnapped in Washinghton, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery. He toiled on plantations in Louisiana under the harshest of conditions until his release in 1853. The 2013 film was a runaway box office success, and picked up three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The original memoir, digitally reproduced here, makes for fascinating reading.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup, Frederick Douglass Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2015

'I was sitting upon a low bench, made of rough boards, and without coat or hat. I was handcuffed. Around my ankles also were a pair of heavy fetters. One end of a chain was fastened to a large ring in the floor, the other to fetters on my ankles . . . Then did the idea begin to break upon my mind, at first dim and confused, that I had been kidnapped.'Solomon Northup's kidnap in 1841 tore him away from a life of relative comfort as a free-born African-American farmer and violinist in New York, and marked the beginning of twelve years enslavement in the plantations of the Deep South. His narrative, published on his escape, was an important testimony for the abolitionist movement and became a bestseller before falling into obscurity for a century. Recovered in 1968, the book is valued by historians for its rare insights into the slave economy and by readers of all kinds for its moving account of the struggle against a dehumanizing system.Twelve Years is combined in this volume with the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Douglass was a social reformer, orator, writer and statesman, who was for many the living disproof of the argument that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as American citizens.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2015

The slave narrative is a literary sub-genre that emerged from the written accounts of enslaved Africans in Great Britain and its colonies, including the later United States, Canada, and Caribbean nations. 'Twelve Years a Slave' by Solomon Northup is perhaps the most famous example of the genre and was the basis for the acclaimed 2012 film.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. It is a slave narrative of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped in Washington, D.C., sold into slavery, and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, as well as describing at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2015

Since my return to liberty, I have not failed to perceive the increasing interest throughout the Northern States, in regard to the subject of Slavery. Works of fiction, professing to portray its features in their more pleasing as well as more repugnant aspects, have been circulated to an extent unprecedented, and, as I understand, have created a fruitful topic of comment and discussion.I can speak of Slavery only so far as it came under my own observation--only so far as I have known and experienced it in my own person. My object is, to give a candid and truthful statement of facts: to repeat the story of my life, without exaggeration, leaving it for others to determine, whether even the pages of fiction present a picture of more cruel wrong or a severer bondage.As far back as I have been able to ascertain, my ancestors on the paternal side were slaves in Rhode Island. They belonged to a family by the name of Northup, one of whom, removing to the State of New York, settled at Hoosic, in Rensselaer county. He brought with him Mintus Northup, my father. On the death of this gentleman, which must have occurred some fifty years ago, my father became free, having been emancipated by a direction in his will.Henry B. Northup, Esq., of Sandy Hill, a distinguished counselor at law, and the man to whom, under Providence, I am indebted for my present liberty, and my return to the society of my wife and children, is a relative of the family in which my forefathers were thus held to service, and from which they took the name I bear. To this fact may be attributed the persevering interest he has taken in my behalf.

A Novel Journal: 12 Years a Slave (Compact)

A Novel Journal: 12 Years a Slave (Compact)

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2015

If you're looking for a new book in which to record your thoughts and more, you're in luck! Canterbury Classics, known for publishing fine works of literature, has released eight new writing journals for your story recording pleasure! Tiny print encompassing the entire text of 12 Years a Slave creates the lines throughout this notebook so you can pen your words right next to those of Solomon Northup. With heat-burnished Svepa covers featuring a clever quote from the novel, illustrated endpapers, foil stamping, colored edges, and an elastic band to hold it all together, you'll want to collect the whole Novel Journal series.

Twelve Years A Slave

Twelve Years A Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2014

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana. What's Included:Twelve Years A SlaveUncle Tom's Cabin 8 Original illustrationsThis version has been optimized for readability and includes: BEAUTIFUL FORMATTING There is plenty of white-space which makes reading easy on the eyes. FULLY FEATURED TABLE OF CONTENTS The full Table of Contents appears at the beginning of the book and can be accessed through the MENU or GO TO button. BACK LINK There is a link after every chapter of each Tale and Poem, which takes back you directly to the previous Table of Contents in order to avoid much fuss. EPUBCHECKThe book successfully passes EpubCheck, developed by the IDPF. The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is the global trade and standards organization dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing and content consumption.

Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated Edition)

Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2014

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 12/08/2014

One of the best and most enduring of the slave narratives, it is a frank, incisive depiction of slavery in the American south. Solomon was an African American born free in New York during the 19th century, but was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the south. Twelve Years a Slave paints a vivid picture of the horrid realities of slavery and the harrowing circumstances under which Northup was restored to freedom. It was recently adapted into a multi-Oscar winning film directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2014

For more than thirty years, Solomon Northup lived in New York as a free man. But in 1841, while pursuing a job offer in Washington DC, Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being brutally beaten for insisting on his right to live freely, Northup grew silent about his past. It was not until twelve years later that he shared his story with Samuel Bass, a white abolitionist, setting in motion the chain of events that would finally bring him home in 1853. Penned in his first year of renewed freedom, Northup's memoir unveils the inconceivable cruelties-and rare moments of kindness-he experienced during his enslavement. The revelations in his narrative served as a powerful contribution to the fight against slavery. This unabridged version of Northup's work is taken from an 1855 copyright edition.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2014

For more than thirty years, Solomon Northup lived in New York as a free man. But in 1841, while pursuing a job offer in Washington DC, Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being brutally beaten for insisting on his right to live freely, Northup grew silent about his past. It was not until twelve years later that he shared his story with Samuel Bass, a white abolitionist, setting in motion the chain of events that would finally bring him home in 1853. Penned in his first year of renewed freedom, Northup's memoir unveils the inconceivable cruelties-and rare moments of kindness-he experienced during his enslavement. The revelations in his narrative served as a powerful contribution to the fight against slavery. This unabridged version of Northup's work is taken from an 1855 copyright edition.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2014

Doce Anos de Esclavitud / Twelve Years a Slave (Spanish Edition)

Doce Anos de Esclavitud / Twelve Years a Slave (Spanish Edition)

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2014

12 Years A Slave

12 Years A Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2014

Twelve Years A Slave is subtitled Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853 from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana. This subtitle accurately describes the book which is entirely based on the true story of Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. The book was published in 1853 and became a bestseller following Uncle Tom's Cabin which was set in the same kind of Louisiana cotton plantation that some of Twelve Years A Slave is set, but the book subsequently faded until the sixties and is now universally acclaimed following the award winning film. Solomon was born in 1808 to a father who had been a slave to the Northup family of Rhode Island but then freed and grew up in Minerva New York State. He married Anne who he had three children with and worked as a raftsmen, farmer and fiddle player. He gained a good reputation as a fiddle player and was tricked accepting an engagement that led to his kidnap and was subsequently taken to a slave market in Washington D.C. and then by ship to New Orleans in horrific conditions that resulted in the death of one of his fellow travellers. The injustice and indignity he suffered under a range of masters, some of whom beat him badly for alleging he was a free man, is accurately recounted in this truly remarkable story which relates the misery and inhumane treatment that so many slaves received in the South by their white masters. Finally through a Canadian abolitionist Solomon's plight was communicated to his family who struggled to locate him as no one knew him by his real name and he was being sold by one master to another but finally after 12 long years he was a free man again and reunited with his family. Whether you see the film or not, do not miss this unique and compelling narrative that captures the intensity of events, the characters and locations of Solomon Northup's enslavement.

Twelve Years A Slave, Illustrated Edition

Twelve Years A Slave, Illustrated Edition

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2014

Kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South, freeman Solomon Northup spent twelve years in bondage before being freed. Twelve Years a Slave is Northups moving memoir, revealing unimaginable details of the horrors he faced as a slave on Southern plantations, and his unshakable belief that he would return home to his family. Written in the year after Northup was freed and published in the wake of Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin, Northups story was quickly taken up by abolitionist groups and news organizations as part of the fight against slavery, and continues to resonate more than a century after the end of the American Civil War.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2014

Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated) (Inkflight)

Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated) (Inkflight)

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2014

Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated) (Two Pence Books)

Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated) (Two Pence Books)

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2014

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2014

12 Years A Slave

12 Years A Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2014

The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup, a free African-American living in New York in 1841, who was kidnapped, sold into slavery, and subjected to unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue 12 years later.This moving and utterly brutal book is a harrowing account of his life in the sugar and cotton plantations of Louisiana, subject to varying degrees of savagery and abuse by a series of owners. Against all odds, Northup eventually manages to get word to his family - and the ensuing rescue from the drunken and sadistic Mr Epps and subsequent legal cases are no less shocking than the rest of the tale.Northup's meticulous first-hand recordings of slave life, written in conjunction with a white lawyer called David Wilson, provide a true-life testament to tremendous courage and resolve in the face of unspeakable injustice.Now a major Hollywood film, nominated for Best Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards, and directed by Steve McQueen - starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch."e;It is better than the film A testament to the glory of the human spirit in triumph over the worst of human abuse."e; - Daily Telegraph

12 Jahre als Sklave

12 Jahre als Sklave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2014

Solomon Northup, ein freier Burger des Staates New York, wird 1841 unter einem Vorwand in die Sudstaaten gelockt, vergiftet, entfuhrt und an einen Sklavenhandler verkauft. 12 Jahre lang schuftet er auf den Plantagen im Sumpf von Louisiana, und nur die ungebrochene Hoffnung auf Flucht und die Ruckkehr zu seiner Familie halt ihn all die Jahre am Leben. Die erfolgreiche Verfilmung der Autobiographie Solomon Northups hat das Interesse an diesem Werk neu geweckt. Neben der dramatischen Geschichte von Solomon Northups zwlfjhriger Gefangenschaft ist dieses Buch zugleich ein zeitgeschichtliches Dokument, das die Institution der Sklaverei und die Lebensweise der Sklaven in den Sdstaaten eindrucksvoll und detailliert beschreibt.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2014

The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! "e;A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation."e; — Saturday Review Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity. As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the "e;peculiar institution"e; during the three decades before the Civil War. Moreover, Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced 30 years of freedom and dignity in the United States before his capture, and as a slave, reduced to total bondage and submission. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history. Published in 1853, Northup's book found a ready audience and almost immediately became a bestseller. Aside from its vivid depiction of the detention, transportation, and sale of slaves, Twelve Years a Slave is admired for its classic accounts of cotton and sugar production, its uncannily precise recall of people, times, and places, and the compelling details that re-create the daily routine of slaves in the Gulf South. 7 illustrations. Index. ®

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2014

Twelve Years a Slave is the memoir of a freeborn African American from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being held for twelve years on a Louisiana plantation, he is eventually freed and reunited with his family.

Zwolf Jahre Ein Sklave, Band 3

Zwolf Jahre Ein Sklave, Band 3

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2014

Dies ist Band 3 der Trilogie "e;Zwolf Jahre Ein Sklave"e;, die detailgetreue Ubersetzung des Bestsellers "e;12 Years A Slave"e;, verfilmt 2013, bereits heute ausgezeichnet mit dem Golden Globe als Bester Film und einer der ersten Anwarter auf den Oscar. Neben dem Buch enthalt diese Edition auch einen detaillierten Essay uber die Geschichte der Sklaverei. "e;Zwlf Jahre Ein Sklave"e; ist die Geschichte des Solomon Northup, der - obwohl als freier Mann geboren - zwlf lange Jahre versklavt wurde. Northups Geschichte war nicht nur eine der ersten ihrer Art, sondern auch eine der prgnantesten, informativsten und unverflschtesten. Versklavt fr Jahre und mehrfach weiterverkauft musste er die Peitsche, Hunger und Beleidigungen ertragen. Umso beeindruckender ist sein Bericht. Northup war ein freier Brger des Bundesstaats New York, als man ihn kidnappte und am Red River in Louisiana in die Sklaverei verkaufte. Dort wurde er zwlf Jahre getrieben, ausgepeitscht und von brutalen Plantagenbesitzern herumgestoen bis ihn ein Freund aus dem Norden rettete und mit seiner Familie zusammenfhrte. Trotz seiner schrecklichen Leidensgeschichte ist es ihm gelungen, sein Unglck so gerecht wie mglich zu beschreiben - eine nicht unbedeutende Leistung, zu der nur wenige in seiner Situation fhig gewesen wren. Die feinsinnigen Beobachtungen und bedchtigen Abschtzungen des hochintelligenten Northup machen "e;Zwlf Jahre Ein Sklave"e; zu einem berragenden Zeitzeugnis der Sklaverei. Als historisches Dokument schlgt es die bezaubernd einfache Geschichte des Vaters Henson um Lngen. Geduldig, verlsslich und ohne Bosheit erzhlt ist es wertvoller als die Geschichte von Beecher-Stowes Mrtyrer "e;Onkel Tom"e; und ein strkeres Argument gegen die Sklaverei als es die Berge von argumentativen Schriften und ethischen Diskurse jemals sein knnen.

Zwolf Jahre Ein Sklave, Band 2

Zwolf Jahre Ein Sklave, Band 2

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 19/02/2014

Dies ist Band 2 der Trilogie "e;Zwolf Jahre Ein Sklave"e;, die detailgetreue Ubersetzung des Bestsellers "e;12 Years A Slave"e;, verfilmt 2013, bereits heute ausgezeichnet mit dem Golden Globe als Bester Film und einer der ersten Anwarter auf den Oscar. Neben dem Buch enthalt diese Edition auch einen detaillierten Essay uber die Geschichte der Sklaverei. "e;Zwlf Jahre Ein Sklave"e; ist die Geschichte des Solomon Northup, der - obwohl als freier Mann geboren - zwlf lange Jahre versklavt wurde. Northups Geschichte war nicht nur eine der ersten ihrer Art, sondern auch eine der prgnantesten, informativsten und unverflschtesten. Versklavt fr Jahre und mehrfach weiterverkauft musste er die Peitsche, Hunger und Beleidigungen ertragen. Umso beeindruckender ist sein Bericht. Northup war ein freier Brger des Bundesstaats New York, als man ihn kidnappte und am Red River in Louisiana in die Sklaverei verkaufte. Dort wurde er zwlf Jahre getrieben, ausgepeitscht und von brutalen Plantagenbesitzern herumgestoen bis ihn ein Freund aus dem Norden rettete und mit seiner Familie zusammenfhrte. Trotz seiner schrecklichen Leidensgeschichte ist es ihm gelungen, sein Unglck so gerecht wie mglich zu beschreiben - eine nicht unbedeutende Leistung, zu der nur wenige in seiner Situation fhig gewesen wren. Die feinsinnigen Beobachtungen und bedchtigen Abschtzungen des hochintelligenten Northup machen "e;Zwlf Jahre Ein Sklave"e; zu einem berragenden Zeitzeugnis der Sklaverei. Als historisches Dokument schlgt es die bezaubernd einfache Geschichte des Vaters Henson um Lngen. Geduldig, verlsslich und ohne Bosheit erzhlt ist es wertvoller als die Geschichte von Beecher-Stowes Mrtyrer "e;Onkel Tom"e; und ein strkeres Argument gegen die Sklaverei als es die Berge von argumentativen Schriften und ethischen Diskurse jemals sein knnen.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2014

Zwolf Jahre Ein Sklave

Zwolf Jahre Ein Sklave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 18/02/2014

Dies ist die detailgetreue Ubersetzung und Gesamtausgabe des Bestsellers "e;12 Years A Slave"e;, verfilmt 2013, bereits heute ausgezeichnet mit dem Golden Globe als Bester Film und einer der ersten Anwarter auf den Oscar. "e;Zwlf Jahre Ein Sklave"e; ist die Geschichte des Solomon Northup, der - obwohl als freier Mann geboren - zwlf lange Jahre versklavt wurde. Northups Geschichte war nicht nur eine der ersten ihrer Art, sondern auch eine der prgnantesten, informativsten und unverflschtesten. Versklavt fr Jahre und mehrfach weiterverkauft musste er die Peitsche, Hunger und Beleidigungen ertragen. Umso beeindruckender ist sein Bericht. Northup war ein freier Brger des Bundesstaats New York, als man ihn kidnappte und am Red River in Louisiana in die Sklaverei verkaufte. Dort wurde er zwlf Jahre getrieben, ausgepeitscht und von brutalen Plantagenbesitzern herumgestoen bis ihn ein Freund aus dem Norden rettete und mit seiner Familie zusammenfhrte. Trotz seiner schrecklichen Leidensgeschichte ist es ihm gelungen, sein Unglck so gerecht wie mglich zu beschreiben - eine nicht unbedeutende Leistung, zu der nur wenige in seiner Situation fhig gewesen wren. Die feinsinnigen Beobachtungen und bedchtigen Abschtzungen des hochintelligenten Northup machen "e;Zwlf Jahre Ein Sklave"e; zu einem berragenden Zeitzeugnis der Sklaverei. Als historisches Dokument schlgt es die bezaubernd einfache Geschichte des Vaters Henson um Lngen. Geduldig, verlsslich und ohne Bosheit erzhlt ist es wertvoller als die Geschichte von Beecher-Stowes Mrtyrer "e;Onkel Tom"e; und ein strkeres Argument gegen die Sklaverei als es die Berge von argumentativen Schriften und ethischen Diskursen jemals sein knnen

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 17/02/2014

Solomon Northup war ein freier Burger, bis er von Sklavenhandlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer verkauft wurde. Dort lebte er zwolf Jahre als Sklave, bis er schlielich - als einer der wenigen - seine Freiheit zuruckerlangen und zu seiner Familie zuruckkehren konnte. Die gleichnamige Verfilmung seiner Memoiren von Regisseur Steve McQueen hat bei der Verleihung der Golden Globes den Hauptpreis als bestes Filmdrama gewonnen.

Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated)

Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated)

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2014

Twelve Years a Slave A True Story

Twelve Years a Slave A True Story

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

The shocking first-hand account of one man's remarkable fight for freedom; now an award-winning motion picture. `Why had I not died in my young years - before God had given me children to love and live for? What unhappiness and suffering and sorrow it would have prevented. I sighed for liberty; but the bondsman's chain was round me, and could not be shaken off.' 1841: Solomon Northup is a successful violinist when he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Taken from his family in New York State - with no hope of ever seeing them again - and forced to work on the cotton plantations in the Deep South, he spends the next twelve years in captivity until his eventual escape in 1853. First published in 1853, this extraordinary true story proved to be a powerful voice in the debate over slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. It is a true-life testament of one man's courage and conviction in the face of unfathomable injustice and brutality: its influence on the course of American history cannot be overstated.

Zwolf Jahre Ein Sklave, Band 1

Zwolf Jahre Ein Sklave, Band 1

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2014

Dies ist Band 1 der Trilogie "e;Zwolf Jahre Ein Sklave"e;, die detailgetreue Ubersetzung des Bestsellers "e;12 Years A Slave"e;, verfilmt 2013, bereits heute ausgezeichnet mit dem Golden Globe als Bester Film und einer der ersten Anwarter auf den Oscar. Neben dem Buch enthalt diese Edition auch einen detaillierten Essay uber die Geschichte der Sklaverei. "e;Zwlf Jahre Ein Sklave"e; ist die Geschichte des Solomon Northup, der - obwohl als freier Mann geboren - zwlf lange Jahre versklavt wurde. Northups Geschichte war nicht nur eine der ersten ihrer Art, sondern auch eine der prgnantesten, informativsten und unverflschtesten. Versklavt fr Jahre und mehrfach weiterverkauft musste er die Peitsche, Hunger und Beleidigungen ertragen. Umso beeindruckender ist sein Bericht. Northup war ein freier Brger des Bundesstaats New York, als man ihn kidnappte und am Red River in Louisiana in die Sklaverei verkaufte. Dort wurde er zwlf Jahre getrieben, ausgepeitscht und von brutalen Plantagenbesitzern herumgestoen bis ihn ein Freund aus dem Norden rettete und mit seiner Familie zusammenfhrte. Trotz seiner schrecklichen Leidensgeschichte ist es ihm gelungen, sein Unglck so gerecht wie mglich zu beschreiben - eine nicht unbedeutende Leistung, zu der nur wenige in seiner Situation fhig gewesen wren. Die feinsinnigen Beobachtungen und bedchtigen Abschtzungen des hochintelligenten Northup machen "e;Zwlf Jahre Ein Sklave"e; zu einem berragenden Zeitzeugnis der Sklaverei. Als historisches Dokument schlgt es die bezaubernd einfache Geschichte des Vaters Henson um Lngen. Geduldig, verlsslich und ohne Bosheit erzhlt ist es wertvoller als die Geschichte von Beecher-Stowes Mrtyrer "e;Onkel Tom"e; und ein strkeres Argument gegen die Sklaverei als es die Berge von argumentativen Schriften und ethischen Diskurse jemals sein knnen.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2014

The harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed film The son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. In the spring of 1841, he was offered a job: a short-term, lucrative engagement as a violinist in a traveling circus. It was a trap. In Washington, DC, Northup was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years on plantations in Louisiana, enduring backbreaking labor, unimaginable violence, and inhumane treatment at the hands of cruel masters, until a kind stranger helped to win his release. His account of those years is a shocking, unforgettable portrait of America's most insidious historical institution as told by a man who experienced it firsthand. Published shortly after Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist classic Uncle Tom's Cabin, Northup's memoir became a bestseller in 1853. With its eloquent depiction of life before and after bondage, Twelve Years a Slave was a unique and effective entry into the national debate over slavery. Rediscovered in the 1960s and now the inspiration for a major motion picture, Northup's poignant narrative gives readers an invaluable glimpse into a shameful chapter of American history.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 21/01/2014

Solomon Northup tells the story of his life, the thrilling story of a free colored man, kidnapped in Washington in 1841, sold into slavery, and, after a twelve years' bondage, reclaimed by State Authority from a cotton plantation in Louisiana. The narrative of Mr. Northup's strange misfortunes, resulting in a twelve years' servitude, is of thrilling interest, not only with regard to the upcoming movie. The description of scenes and sufferings may well entitle it to be called a key and companion book to Mrs. Stowe's "e; Uncle Tom's Cabin."e;

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2014

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2014

Twelve Years a Slave Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River in Louisiana

Twelve Years a Slave Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River in Louisiana

Author: Solomon Northup, Vera J. Williams, Dean King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2013

The incredible true story of the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue of Solomon Northup in the era before the Civil War--now a major motion picture! In 1841, Solomon Northup was a free man living in Saratoga Springs, New York, making a living as a violinist and spending his spare time with his wife and three young children. Lured to Washington, D.C., with the promise of a generous sum of money, Northup finds himself drugged, beaten, and sold before he can even begin to comprehend the tragic turn his life has taken. Twelve torturous years of slavery follow, with Northup passed from owner to owner, plantation to plantation, until his eventual rescue in 1853. Following his return to New York, Northup wrote and published this extraordinary book, one of the few accounts of American slavery written from the perspective of a man who had been free before being enslaved. Lost for nearly a century, Twelve Years a Slave offers unprecedented details of the slave markets of Washington, D.C., and describes the excruciating life on Southern cotton plantations. In its time, Twelve Years a Slave was a bestseller and ignited a national dialogue on slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. Northup's unsparing portrayal of the life of a slave captured minds and eventually divided a nation. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2013

12 Year's A Slave as Written By Solomon Northup

12 Year's A Slave as Written By Solomon Northup

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2013

This unique edition of Solomon Northup's now classic memoir, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, is given here for the reader in its original, unabridged form. Now a major motion picture.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2013

Twelve Years A Slave

Twelve Years A Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2013

Now a major film. Twelve Years a Slave is the true story of Solomon Northup: born a free black man in New York State, and sold into slavery after being tricked in 1841. Unable to convince anyone he is not a slave, Solomon spent 12 years in bondage, before finally being set free. Northup's memoir, recounting details of the slave markets and the harsh life on plantations, was used in the struggle to abolish slavery in the United States. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2013

Twelve Years a Slave Original Edition

Twelve Years a Slave Original Edition

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2013

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2013

Twelve Years A Slave

Twelve Years A Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2013

First published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave is the narrative of Solomon Northups experience as a freeman sold into slavery, having spent twelve years in bondage before finally escaping. Northups memoir reveals unimaginable details, detailing the slave markets and horrors of life on a plantation from the perspective of a man who lived more than thirty years as a free person before being forcibly enslaved.Written in the year after Northup was freed and published in the wake of Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin, Northups story was quickly taken up by abolitionist groups and news organizations as part of the fight against slavery.HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2013

In this riveting landmark autobiography that reads like a novel, Academy Award and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York, Louisiana, and Washington, DC, to experience the kidnapping and twelve-year bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War. It validated Harriett Beecher Stowe's fictional account of Southern slavery in Uncle Tom's Cabin, which had become the best-selling American book in history a few years earlier, and significantly changed public opinion in favor of abolition. A major motion picture based on the book and starring Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, and Michael Fassbender released in 2013.Hard working Solomon Northup, an educated free man of color in 1841, enjoys family life with his wife and three children in Saratoga, New York. He delights his community with his fiddle playing and antic spirit and has positive expectations of everyone he meets. When he is deceived by "e;circus promoters"e; who ask him to accompany them to a musical gig in Washington, DC, his joyful life takes an unimaginable turn. He awakes in shackles to find he has been drugged, kidnapped, and bound for the slave block in the nation's capital.After Solomon is shipped a thousand miles to New Orleans, he is assigned his slave name and quickly learns that the mere utterance of his true origin or rights as a freeman are certain to bring severe punishment, maybe even death. While he endures the brutal life of a slave in Louisiana's isolated Bayou Boeuf plantation country, he must learn how to play the system and plot his escape home.For twelve years, his fine mind captures the reality of slavery in stunning detail, and listeners learn about the characters that populated plantation society and the intrigues of the bayou-from the collapse of a slave rebellion resulting in mass hangings due to traitorous slave Lew Cheney to the tragic abuse of his friend Patsey, brought about by Mrs. Epps' jealousy of her husband's sexual exploitation of the pretty young slave.When Solomon finally finds a sympathizing friend who risks his life to secret a letter to the North, a courageous rescue attempt ensues that could either compound Solomon's suffering or get him back to the arms of his family."e;[Screenwriter John] Ridley said he decided simply to stick with the facts in adapting Northup's book for the film...[and] he was helped by voluminous footnotes and documentation that were included with Dr. Eakin's edition of the book."e;-New York Times (September 22, 2013) on the making of the film 12 Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2012

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2012

Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841. He spent the next twelve years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup published this gripping account of his captivity. As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the 'peculiar institution' during the three decades before the Civil War. Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced thirty years of freedom and dignity in the United States before his capture, and as a slave, reduced to total bondage and submission. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history. This extraordinary slave narrative, new to Penguin Classics, has a new introduction by prize-winning historian and author Ira Berlin, an an essay by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2012

The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! "e;A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation."e; — Saturday ReviewBorn a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity. As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the "e;peculiar institution"e; during the three decades before the Civil War. Moreover, Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced 30 years of freedom and dignity in the United States before his capture, and as a slave, reduced to total bondage and submission. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history. Published in 1853, Northup's book found a ready audience and almost immediately became a bestseller. Aside from its vivid depiction of the detention, transportation, and sale of slaves, Twelve Years a Slave is admired for its classic accounts of cotton and sugar production, its uncannily precise recall of people, times, and places, and the compelling details that re-create the daily routine of slaves in the Gulf South. 7 illustrations. Index.

Twelve Years a Slave Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853

Twelve Years a Slave Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2011

After living as a free man for the first thirty-three years of his life, Solomon Northup was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery, leaving behind a wife and three children in New York. Sold to a Louisiana plantation owner who was also a Baptist preacher, Northup proceeded to serve several masters, some who were brutally cruel and others whose humanity he praised. After years of bondage, he met an outspoken abolitionist from Canada who notified Northup's family of his whereabouts, and he was subsequently rescued by an official agent of the state of New York.Twelve Years a Slave is his account of this unusual series of events. Northup describes life on cotton and sugar cane plantations in meticulous detail. One slave narrative scholar calls his narrative one of the most detailed and realistic portraits of slave life. He also leavens his account with wry humor and cultural commentary, making many parts of the narrative read more like travel writing than abolitionist literature. Twelve Years a Slave presents the remarkable story of a free man thrown into a hostile and foreign world, who survived by his courage and cunning.A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings selected classic works from the digital library of Documenting the American South back into print. DocSouth Books uses the latest digital technologies to make these works available as downloadable e-books or print-on-demand publications. DocSouth Books are unaltered from the original publication, providing affordable and easily accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2011

Twelve Years a Slave

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Author: Solomon Northup Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/2008

Twelve Years a Slave (an African American Heritage Book)

Twelve Years a Slave (an African American Heritage Book)

Author: Solomon Northup Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/01/2008

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